Going Sticker Hunting in GetGlue
I know I've been late in joining the bandwagon for GetGlue. I noticed it on my Facebook feed months ago and managed to resist the curiosity of checking it out until I've heard recently that you actually get mailed physical copies of the stickers you collect through the site.
For those of you hearing it just the first time, GetGlue.com is a form of social networking site where you get to share interests with friends through pages that you can "like" and collect sticker badges of. The interests cover tv shows, books, movies, artists, games and various topics. When you share interests with friends, you also see what they like and thus enabling you to discover new media to follow and watch. You can share your updates via Twitter, Facebook or on the GetGlue site. You can even set the privacy of your profile so that only the people you approve of can see your updates. You can check-in your interests via the official site or through a phone app.
You can have stickers mailed to you as long as you've collected 20 or more. They are sent free and only in batches of 20. I myself haven't made any requests to be sent the stickers yet. The service is indeed free but the site owners didn't really specify when they would send the stickers, others have reported of going up to three months without any of the requested stickers in sight. At first I read this feedback with dismay but in the end I figured that it's still fun to be hunting and earning the stickers myself, getting the physical copies is just an added bonus. It's very tempting to just check-in everything just for the stickers but that takes the fun out of it. Earning the sticker badges more or less depend on your honor system.
So for now, I'm still happily unlocking stickers and checking-in. I only choose which GetGlue updates I can show on my social networking feeds so that I won't be spamming anyone and get them annoyed. How about you? Have you given in to social networking sites like this yet?